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They Came To Cordura

They Came To Cordura (DVD, G)

Called an impressive and important film by Variety, THEY CAME TO CORDURA was hailed by critics as the most disturbing war picture since The Bridge on the River Kwai. A timeless story of courage and cowardice set against the backdrop of the 1916 war against Pancho Villa. The film ...stars Gary Cooper as Thomas Thorn, a career Army officer given the humiliating task of leading five Medal of Honor candidates to the military base of Cordura, Texas. Branded a coward during battle, Thorn hopes to learn what these men, each of whom performed heroically under fire, possess which he lacks. But as the grueling journey through the desert progresses, the heroes panic, attempting murder, mutiny and rape as the quest for survival reveals their true characters. Rita Hayworth, in a dramatic departure from her glamour-girl roles, co-stars as the seventh member of the group, an American expatriate accused of aiding the Mexicans. At first contemptuous of Thorn, she gradually comes to appreciate his quiet integrity as he leads his mutinous charges through a desperate, action-packed odyssey. Filled with both exciting battle scenes and finely-tuned drama, their treacherous trek to the town of Cordura (which is also the Spanish word for courage) is a rugged and riveting tale of bravery far more enduring than the fleeting heroics of battle.
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DVD Code DAVID4218
Rating G
Year 1959
Runtime 123 mins
Disks 1 disk(s)
Format DVD, G
Released 18 Nov 2020
Not currently available

Movie Information

Director Robert Rossen
Cast and Crew Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Richard Conte, Michael Callan, Dick York, Robert Keith, Carlos Romero, Jim Bannon, Edward Platt, Maurice Jara, Sam Buffington & Arthur Hanson
Languages English
Audio Tracks Dual Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Tagline Slashing Story of a Desert Warrior Who Fought His Way From HELL TO GLORY !


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DVD Code DAVID4218
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Released 18 Nov 2020
Publication Country
Format DVD, G
Category Classics
Number of Pages 1
Dimensions Height: 123mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Number of Disks 1